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Parenting Bulletin - June 2013 Archives


High costs of raising a child challenges state's most vulnerable caregivers: Grandparents (6/30/2013)

A new study from UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development shows that older adults raising grandchildren alone may be among the most vulnerable residents in California due to the state's high cost of living and low levels of public assistance. ...> Full Article


Twice weekly iron supplementation to pregnant women as effective as a daily regime (6/29/2013)

Daily supplementation of iron tablets to pregnant women does not provide any benefits in birth weight or improved infant growth compared to twice weekly supplementation, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. ...> Full Article


The verdict on tiger-parenting? (6/28/2013)

Long before Amy Chua's provocative 2011 memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," raised the bar for tough-love parenting, psychologists at UC Berkeley were studying the effects of three kinds of child-rearing: authoritarian (too hard), permissive (too soft) and authoritative (combo). Now, with the recent release of Berkeley alumna Kim Wong Keltner's memoir, "Tiger Babies Strike Back," along with other scholarly works and testimonials, the results are in. ...> Full Article


Parenting and home environment influence children's exercise and eating habits (6/27/2013)

Parenting and home environment influence children's exercise and eating habitsKids whose moms encourage them to exercise and eat well, and model those healthy behaviors themselves, are more likely to be active and healthy eaters, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. ...> Full Article


Poor eating behaviors may put preschoolers at risk for later health problems (6/26/2013)

How kids eat their food may turn out to be just as important as what they eat, according to a new study out of St. Michael's Hospital. ...> Full Article


High-fat diet during pregnancy contributes to offspring's increased weight (6/25/2013)

Exposure to a high-fat diet in the womb and after birth can permanently change the cells in the brain that control food intake, predisposing monkeys to overeating and an increased preference for fatty and sugary foods, a new study finds. The results were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. ...> Full Article


Parental cultural attitudes and beliefs associated with child's media viewing and habits (6/24/2013)

Differences in parental beliefs and attitudes regarding the effects of media on early childhood development may help explain increasing racial/ethnic disparities in child media viewing/habits, according to a study by Wanjiku F. M. Njoroge, M.D., of Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues. ...> Full Article


Iodine in bread not enough for pregnant women (6/23/2013)

Research from the University of Adelaide shows that iodized salt used in bread is not enough to provide healthy levels of iodine for pregnant women and their unborn children. ...> Full Article


IQ link to baby's weight gain in first month (6/22/2013)

New research from the University of Adelaide shows that weight gain and increased head size in the first month of a baby's life is linked to a higher IQ at early school age. ...> Full Article


Study finds babies witnessing violence show aggression later in school (6/21/2013)

Aggression in school-age children may have its origins in children 3 years old and younger who witnessed violence between their mothers and partners, according to a new Case Western Reserve University study. ...> Full Article


Healthy, full-term babies use a different stress hormone than their mother (6/20/2013)

Healthy, full-term babies use a different stress hormone than their motherA University of Calgary researcher has identified how a steroid hormone may indicate infant distress during labour and delivery. The study, published by PLOS ONE this month, suggests that a full-term, healthy baby preferentially secretes a different stress hormone than its mother does. ...> Full Article


Sibling aggression, often dismissed, linked to poor mental health (6/19/2013)

Sibling aggression, often dismissed, linked to poor mental healthFights between siblings -- from toy-snatching to clandestine whacks to being banished from the bedroom -- are so common they're often dismissed as simply part of growing up. Yet a new study from researchers at the University of New Hampshire finds that sibling aggression is associated with significantly worse mental health in children and adolescents. In some cases, effects of sibling aggression on mental health were the same as those of peer aggression. ...> Full Article


Vitamin D supplementation may delay precocious puberty in girls (6/18/2013)

Vitamin D supplementation may help delay early onset of puberty in girls, a new clinical study finds. The results were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. ...> Full Article


Infants express non-verbal sympathy for others in distress (6/17/2013)

Infants as young as ten months old express sympathy for others in distress in non-verbal ways, according to research published June 12 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Yasuhiro Kanakogi and colleagues from Kyoto University and Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan. ...> Full Article


Caregiving dads treated disrespectfully at work, new study finds (6/16/2013)

Caregiving dads treated disrespectfully at work, new study findsIf policy-makers want to do something about falling birth rates, they may want to take a look at improving how people are treated at work when they step outside of traditional family roles at home.New studies show that middle-class men who take on non-traditional caregiving roles are treated worse at work than men who stick closer to traditional gender norms in the family. Women without children and mothers with non-traditional caregiving arrangements are treated worst of all. ...> Full Article


Children's cognitive abilities relatively unaffected by having working mothers (6/15/2013)

Children's literacy, maths ability and behavior are not on average harmed if their mothers go out to work during the first years of their lives, a leading researcher said today [11 June]. ...> Full Article


Discovery may lead to new treatments for jaundice (6/14/2013)

Helping to protect newborns and older patients against more severe effects of jaundice is the hope of University of Guelph researchers, who have shown how a liver enzyme protects cells from damage caused by the condition. Their discovery might ultimately lead to an alternative treatment for jaundice, such as a new drug or supplement. ...> Full Article


Lose weight between babies, Saint Louis University study suggests (6/13/2013)

Lose weight between babies, Saint Louis University study suggestsA Saint Louis University study calls for women who are obese to lose weight between pregnancies and not to gain excessive weight when they are pregnant. Obese moms face special health risks during pregnancy, and are more likely to have a baby who is large for his or her gestational age and could have health problems. ...> Full Article


Buckle up the right way: Motor vehicle child safety restraints (6/12/2013)

In a literature review appearing in the June 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, researchers highlight current North American child safety restraint systems usage recommendations and injury rates. The study found that even though most children up to age three were protected properly, almost half of the children killed were under age five and completely unrestrained in the vehicle. Supplemental child restraints should be used by all children through age eight. ...> Full Article


MRI study: Breastfeeding boosts babies' brain growth (6/11/2013)

MRI study: Breastfeeding boosts babies' brain growthA study using brain images from "quiet" MRI machines adds to the growing body of evidence that breastfeeding improves brain development in infants. Breastfeeding alone produced better brain development than a combination of breastfeeding and formula, which produced better development than formula alone. ...> Full Article


Study says fathers should ask kids: 'Am I the dad you need me to be?' (6/10/2013)

As Father's Day approaches, psychologist Jeff Cookston says dads should ask their children for a little more feedback than they might get with the yearly greeting card. His latest study, published in the Journal of Family Issues, found that the way young people interpret their father's parenting behavior varies depending on the child's gender, ethnicity and whether the father is their biological dad or stepfather. Here, Cookston outlines five fatherhood tips based on his research. ...> Full Article


Parents with heavy TV viewing more likely to feed children junk food (6/7/2013)

If your preschooler thinks a cheeseburger is healthy, you may want to reconsider how you watch TV. A recent study by researchers at the University of Michigan found commercial TV viewing, as opposed to commercial-free digitally recorded TV or other media without food advertising, in the home was related to greater junk food consumption. ...> Full Article


'Back to sleep' does not affect baby's ability to roll (6/4/2013)

University of Alberta research shows little change in babies' ability to roll from their tummy to back and vice versa 20 years after 'back to sleep' campaign. ...> Full Article


Change, conflict cue memories of life's milestones: Study (6/1/2013)

What will your kids remember about the life stories you tell them? New University of Alberta research shows that they're likely to be able to recall transitional moments you share with them, be it promotions or pets. The research offers strong evidence that societal values significantly affect how people think about and recall events in their lives -- and how we potentially carry old values and beliefs forward in a new country. ...> Full Article


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